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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Righting a caloric wrong

I woke up yesterday so tired.  I had trouble getting to sleep and then I had one of my famous half awake/half asleep moments where I thought I saw something and my heart beat out of my chest until it faded away.  I hate that.  I felt like the whole bed was shaking.  So I think the last time I looked at the clock was 1:30am and then got up for a bathroom break about an hour or so later.  

I must admit I didn't track Sunday until after the food had been eaten and it was like having a whole other high cal day.  (Well not as bad but still, not great)  So I planned all of my meals for the week to try to offset the damage.  Most days are going to be around 1250.  Even then I'll still be over 100 calories average than the week before so all I can do is get in some extra exercise, hit my water goal every day and hope for the best on the beast Saturday.

Breakfast was low sodium cottage cheese with my chia sludge mixed in and topped with 2 oz of grapes and a small banana with 1 tbsp of peanut butter.

Lunch was my usual freggies with a half a reduced sodium turkey sandwich with spinach.

Dinner was my whole wheat zucchini spaghetti with meat sauce and basil on a salad plate.

I think I decided going into July, I'm going to go back to pre-planning our workouts.  Normally we just go down and begrudgingly pick something that hits our fancy for the night.  When I planned them out, I felt like I could look at the big picture better.  When we just grab whatever, I feel like we will do something just to get done quicker or maybe wouldn't push ourselves as much as we would if it was already planned out for us.  So we'll see how that goes.

Do you plan your workouts or do whatever sounds good that day?

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  1. I like the idea of pre-planning the workouts. Obviously we can tweak if needed but it was better when we weren't left to our own devices in those moments before a workout. We did well enough but sometimes we were tempted to do an easier one depending on how we felt in that moment. This way we just have to accept that, oh today is kettlebell day!

    1. Yes,I think we have kind of half assed it on some things when left to making that decision right before having to workout. Hopefully this will take the guesswork out of it.

  2. So what is your opinion of the whole wheat spaghetti/zucchini mix? Is the texture palatable? I'm not a huge fan of the texture of spaghetti squash, but am curious about these twister gadgets to make spaghetti shapes out of veggies.

    1. I can't do anything other than the mix like I talked about in my spiralizer review (

      Because of using this mix, we've been able to add spaghetti back into our menu and I'd rather have a modified version than none at all. If you cut the zucchini and drain it earlier in the day, season it with some garlic powder and black pepper so it absorbs the flavor and it tastes less "vegetable-y."

  3. I do plan mine out or else I'll talk myself out of it. As much as it should be a habit by now, I still fight it. But oddly enough, when it's in writing, I don't even think twice about it. Same with my food; when I right it down I don't spend the day obsessing about it. Then my struggle becomes just writing it all down! LOL

    1. I'm the same way about food. I plan out all of my meals on Sunday for the week so I look before each meal and don't even think twice about it. I want to get back to that with exercise because picking something spur of the moment is making me resent it a little.


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